Saturday, April 25, 2015 Iyyar 6, 5775

In an Era of Holocaust 'Comedy,' It's Important to Confront the Haters Columnist Suzanne Fields writes in The Washington Times ( www.washingtontimes.com ) on Jan 26 that a United Nations commemoration of the Holocaust was long overdue but worth it: "The United Nations, which has not always been friendly to the Jews, marked the first universal observance of victims of...
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Reinventing History
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Ever since the investigative Web site, Smoking Gun, "outed" James Frey for embellishing his best-selling memoir A Million Little Pieces, every pundit and critic in the country, it seems, has seen fit to weigh in on the subject. I didn't think there could be any more to say until I read Michiko Kakutani's critic's notebook piece in the Jan. 17...
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Immigrant-bashing House bill shows xenophobia is always in fashion
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In the last few months, the Senate Judiciary Committee has been the scene of some high drama and low comedy as hearings on the confirmation of appointments to the U.S. Supreme Court were televised. Yet when another important issue comes before the same group this session, it's unlikely that the scrutiny of their long-winded perorations will be as great. That...
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Long before the votes in this week's Palestinian legislative election were counted, the spin about the anticipated victory of Hamas had already begun. As this newspaper went to press, polls showed that representatives of the Islamic fundamentalist terror group would take, at the least, a large percentage of the seats in the Palestinian legislature. Though it is possible that foul...
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In one column, Jonathan Tobin decries Steven Spielberg's "Munich" for suggesting a moral equivalence between victims (Israelis) and victimizers (PLO terrorists). Soon after, (A Matter of Opinion: "Politically Holier than Thou," Jan. 5), he turns around and does the exact same thing with respect to Jewish religious progressives, such as the Union of Reform Judaism and Christian conservatives who are...
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